Simpson in positive spirits

Gary Simpson was in a defiant mood at Thursday’s press conference, despite Lincoln City’s recent run of bad results.

Gary Simpson was in positive spirits at today's press conference. Photo: Paul Battison
Gary Simpson was in positive spirits at today's press conference. Photo: Paul Battison
Speaking ahead of the Imps’ upcoming trip to Kidderminster, the Lincoln boss insisted that despite his team’s recent lack of good results, it isn’t down to bad form.

He said: “Scaremongers will say we’ve won one in six but the performances have been okay. Performance-wise, we’ve been in every game this season.”

“We’ve got deficiencies in the squad – nobody needs to tell me that. The supporters know it and I know it but we’ve got what we’ve got and there’s no point hiding away from that.”

Simpson also praised the backing of the fans, even though his team are suffering a dry patch in front of goal.

He said:  “We’re fully aware of the frustrations at not scoring – nobody is more frustrated than me and the players. Support has been fantastic though and we’d love to repay them with a win somewhere.”

Saturday’s game against Kidderminster is likely to be a stern test for Lincoln. The Harriers are currently on a good run of form which sees them occupy second in the table.

Simpson insisted his team are more than ready for the challenge however.

He said: “Every Saturday something is going to chuck up something different at you wherever you play. You’ve just got to hit it head-on. We’ve done that from the first game and we’ll do it again at Kidderminster.”

“It’ll be a tough game but we’ve got the players to match them and there’s nothing to be frightened of.”

Simpson also explained how the return of the Imps’ top scorer Ben Tomlinson will be a huge boost for the side and he’s delighted to have him back.

He said: “You don’t realise how much you miss him until he’s not there. He takes care of the whole back four, he never stops running and is a great asset to have.”

Lincoln City are away at Kidderminster Harriers on Saturday, 19th October.

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